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Date:	Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:26:15 +0100
From:	"David Laight" <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
To:	"Sohny Thomas" <sthomas@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	<stephen@...workplumber.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] iproute2: xfrm state add abort issue

> ip xfrm state add causes a SIGABRT due to a strncpy_chk .
> This happens since strncpy doesn't account for the '\0' .
> I have fixed this using sizeof  instead of strlen .
> 
> There is a redhat bug which documents this issue
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=982761
> 
> Signed-off-by: Sohny Thomas <sohthoma@...ibm.com>
> 
> --------------
> 
> diff --git a/ip/xfrm_state.c b/ip/xfrm_state.c
> index 389942c..7dd8799 100644
> --- a/ip/xfrm_state.c
> +++ b/ip/xfrm_state.c
> @@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ static int xfrm_algo_parse(struct xfrm_algo *alg,
> enum xfrm_attr_type_t type,
>                              char *name, char *key, char *buf, int max)
>    {
>           int len;
> -       int slen = strlen(key);
> +       int slen = sizeof(key);

you definitely don't want sizeof(key) - that is either 4 or 8.

	David



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